7 free things to do in the UAE
Live life in the UAE for less
1. Free Beach: Kite Beach
Kite Beach is one of the city’s nicest beaches and is free entry for everyone. Bring your own juices and lunch and you won’t need to spend a penny! Kite Beach even has free Wi-Fi and a running track if you’d rather exercise on land than in sea.
2. Free Culture: Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque
One of few mosques of its scale that welcomes non-worshippers, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque stands testament to the vision of the man it is named after, a vision of both splendour and majesty. One of Abu Dhabi’s cultural landmarks, the mosque is a must-visit for anyone who’s every stepped foot in the UAE.
Location Between Maqta, Mussafah and Shaikh Zayed bridges Cost Free Timings Saturday to Thursday 9am to 10pm, Friday 4:30 pm to 10pm
3. Free Exercise: Yoga Classes
Head down to Business Bays’ Marasi Park for Piloga Studio Pilates & Yoga’s complimentary yoga sessions designed to both relax and stimulate your body and mind! There’s an option for the morning birds and for the night owls. Their morning yoga class is a warrior class that focuses on your inner athlete. It’s very dynamic, moving from posture to posture, while the night-time class is a candlelight and essential oils yoga class, which is a slower paced work out where you hold stretches for longer periods of time! Bring your own yoga mat
Location Marasi Park, Business Bay Visitor parking is Parking number 6 Cost Free Timings Every Monday morning from 7am to 8am and Wednesday evening from 7pm to 8pm
4. Free Movies: Al Serkal Avenue’s Cinema Akil
In partnership with independent cinema platform Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue presents regular film screening programs featuring independent, art house, foreign and classic movies. All the film screenings are free to attend, and take place in the A4 Space cinema room or outdoors in The Yard. Perfect for the improving weather.
Location Al Serkal Avenue Cost Free Timings various
5. Free Views: Dubai Water Canal Boardwalk
Take your time along the beautifully illuminated walkways and pedestrian bridges that overlook the Dubai water canal and enjoy the sight of the mechanical waterfall. It’s a perfect place to take photos and just enjoy any cool evening. The Wi-Fi is really good too.
Location Near Business Bay Metro Station Cost Free Timings Anytime
6. Free Nature Exploration: Umm al Quwain wetlands
The emirate of Umm al-Quwain is one of the best indicators of how the UAE used to look like. It has been built nearby a prominent and bright blue lagoon, surrounded by little islands. These islands are perfect locations for bird watchers and all around nature enthusiasts. The wetlands are perfect to explore by boat or by kayak especially the mangroves and the water channels between the islands.
7. Tourism: The Dubai Mall Fountains
A favourite go-to spot among residents and tourists, the Dubai Mall fountain is an unforgettable experience that really just moves everyone because of its beauty and synchronized dance and song.
Location Dubai Mall Cost free Timings Evening shows daily from 6pm to 11pm, every 30 minutes